Alice in Wonderland [Original Score]

Performers Danny Elfman

Walt Disney | March 2, 2010 | Compact Disc

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Recording information: Abbey Road Studios; Air Lyndhurst Studios; Sony Scoring Stage.
Arrangers: T.J. Lindgren; Deborah Lurie.
Besides Steven Spielberg and John Williams, few director/composers have yielded as many memorable moments as have Tim Burton and Danny Elfman. With styles that dutifully complement each other's noted eccentricities, the pair rarely (when patrolling the magical fault line where music and visuals meet) disappoint. Such is the case with 2010's Alice in Wonderland, a world in which the two were seemingly destined to one day inhabit. Pieces like "Proposal/Down the Hole," "Only a Dream," "Blood of the Jabberwocky," and "Alice Returns" calmly evoke the pastoral English countryside, but the majority of Elfman's work here treats the fable as a Wagnerian epic. It's hard not to imagine the wicked smile that Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) would beam forth upon hearing Elfman's glorious "Alice's Theme," a melodically charged love letter to the girl who became an unwilling euphemism for lost souls, madness, and drug culture. Here, the composer treats poor Alice as an anti-hero, regaling her from afar with a children's choir and pleading "It's such a long, long way to fall Alice, Alice, oh Alice." It's one of his most memorable themes since Edward Scissorhands, and a fine return to the dark, gothic, orchestral pop of Nightmare Before Christmas. ~ James Christopher Monger

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 2, 2010

Genre: Film Composers

Style: Stage & Screen

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Walt Disney

UPC: 050087152451

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Alice in Wonderland [Original Score]

Performers Danny Elfman

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 2, 2010

Genre: Film Composers

Style: Stage & Screen

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: Walt Disney

UPC: 050087152451


Title Track Time
1.Alice in Wonderland~Alice's Theme --
2.Alice in Wonderland~Little Alice --
3.Alice in Wonderland~Proposal / Down the Hole --
4.Alice in Wonderland~Doors --
5.Alice in Wonderland~Drink Me --
6.Alice in Wonderland~Into the Garden --
7.Alice in Wonderland~Alice Reprise #1 --
8.Alice in Wonderland~Bandersnatched --
9.Alice in Wonderland~Finding Absolem --
10.Alice in Wonderland~Alice Reprise #2 --
11.Alice in Wonderland~The Cheshire Cat --
12.Alice in Wonderland~Alice and Bayard's Journey --
13.Alice in Wonderland~Alice Reprise #3 --
14.Alice in Wonderland~Alice Escapes --
15.Alice in Wonderland~The White Queen --
16.Alice in Wonderland~Only a Dream --
17.Alice in Wonderland~The Dungeon --
18.Alice in Wonderland~Alice Decides --
19.Alice in Wonderland~Alice Reprise #4 --
20.Alice in Wonderland~Going To Battle --
21.Alice in Wonderland~The Final Confrontation --
22.Alice in Wonderland~Blood of the Jabberwocky --
23.Alice in Wonderland~Alice Returns --
24.Alice in Wonderland~Alice Reprise #5 --

Editorial Notes

Recording information: Abbey Road Studios; Air Lyndhurst Studios; Sony Scoring Stage.
Arrangers: T.J. Lindgren; Deborah Lurie.
Besides Steven Spielberg and John Williams, few director/composers have yielded as many memorable moments as have Tim Burton and Danny Elfman. With styles that dutifully complement each other's noted eccentricities, the pair rarely (when patrolling the magical fault line where music and visuals meet) disappoint. Such is the case with 2010's Alice in Wonderland, a world in which the two were seemingly destined to one day inhabit. Pieces like "Proposal/Down the Hole," "Only a Dream," "Blood of the Jabberwocky," and "Alice Returns" calmly evoke the pastoral English countryside, but the majority of Elfman's work here treats the fable as a Wagnerian epic. It's hard not to imagine the wicked smile that Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) would beam forth upon hearing Elfman's glorious "Alice's Theme," a melodically charged love letter to the girl who became an unwilling euphemism for lost souls, madness, and drug culture. Here, the composer treats poor Alice as an anti-hero, regaling her from afar with a children's choir and pleading "It's such a long, long way to fall Alice, Alice, oh Alice." It's one of his most memorable themes since Edward Scissorhands, and a fine return to the dark, gothic, orchestral pop of Nightmare Before Christmas. ~ James Christopher Monger
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